Hello intrepid internet visitor! I started this blog in 2012 or so, as a queer femme technologist. Now, we have FemTech and other ways culture has expended – great! Read my tech how-tos and civic tech case studies here, or scroll down for my newer writing on design and speculative fiction.
How to ruthlessly validate a new idea like a time-crunched designer.
How to find high-value problems behind the ideas you want to work on, and assess for desireability, viability and feasibility.
Feb 01, 2019 / 5min read. Read More
How I use zombie apocalypse speculative games to teach design-driven innovation
Innovation requires engagement in the problems of reality as well as a willingness to imagine the delights and pitfalls of possible…
Jan 10, 2019 / 10min read. Read More
Ten things theater taught me that are useful for human-centered design facilitation
First they tell you that being a theatre nerd won’t get you anywhere.
Jan 04, 2019 / 6min read. Read More
Using wondrous maps for on-boarding & wayfinding: Speculative design methods part 1
UX design and facilitation of two on-boarding sequences, using a speculative storytelling method
Oct 26, 2018 / 5min read. Read More
Innovation in blockchain startups: case study of a design thinking project at a venture accelerator
In this piece I share a case study of a startup team I worked with recently, one problem-solving method we used together, and some…
Oct 19, 2018 / 7min read. Read More
Five minute design thinking question prompts to unpack problems
Better questions ensure we’re solving more impactful problems. How can we use them often?
Sep 25, 2018 / 3min read. Read More
Onboarding to Money: a product review
Money itself is an abstraction layer
Sep 19, 2018 / 5min read. Read More
Civic participation, digital infrastructure, and why the US is behind
The one simple thing that US digital infrastructure can’t do to encourage civic participation: Share UIDs
Feb 28, 2018 / 4min read. Read More
What if the revolution could be funded, and we just have to get out of debt to do it?
There’s over $.78 trillion in credit card debt in the US, which leads me to ask: what interest payments are going to the large banks who…
Sep 06, 2017 / 7min read. Read More